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SW - Clinical Assistant Professor - Renewable Contract, Non Tenure-Track - 521123

Company: University of Alabama
Location: Tuscaloosa
Posted on: June 7, 2024

Job Description:





SW - Clinical Assistant Professor - Renewable Contract, Non Tenure-Track - 521123














Alabama, United States










Social Work









Non-Tenure-Track/Clinical Faculty










Regular Full-time (Benefits eligible)











Closing at: Aug 15 2024 at 22:55 CDT


























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Department/Organization
224102 - Social Work

Rank
Assistant Professor

Position Summary
The University of Alabama School of Social Work invites applications for one (1) faculty appointment at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor (Renewable Contract, Non Tenure-Track) to begin August 2024. Primary responsibilities will include: (1) Develop and teach practice and clinical courses in our MSW Program (main campus and online) and in our primarily distance Doctor of Social Work (DSW) program; (2) Advise DSW program students (with emphasis on advising students on their comprehensive papers and capstone projects); (3) Prepare and present content at the on-campus DSW residency that takes place each summer; (4) Demonstrate achievement in original research and scholarship and (5) Teach practice courses in our BSW program, as needed. Applicants must have clinical experience. Areas of clinical expertise are open (e.g., trauma-informed care, addictions), though applicants with advanced clinical training in evidence-supported modalities are preferred. This is a 9-month position, with a summer supplement for DSW residency responsibilities. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. The expected start date is August 16, 2024. Confidential inquiries about the positions may be sent to Dr. Catherine Carlson, Search Committee Chair, at ccarlson5@ua.edu. This is not a remote position

Detailed Position Information
The University of Alabama School of Social Work invites applications for one (1) faculty appointment at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor (Renewable Contract, Non Tenure-Track) to begin August 2024. This is not a remote position.

Primary responsibilities will include: (1) Develop and teach practice and clinical courses in our MSW Program (main campus and online) and in our primarily distance Doctor of Social Work (DSW) program; (2) Advise DSW program students (with emphasis on advising students on their comprehensive papers and capstone projects); (3) Prepare and present content at the on-campus DSW residency that takes place each summer and (4) Demonstrate achievement in original research and scholarship. Applicants must have clinical experience. Areas of clinical expertise are open (e.g., trauma-informed care, addictions), though applicants with advanced clinical training in evidence-supported modalities are preferred. This is a 9-month position, with a summer supplement for DSW residency responsibilities.

Successful candidates must have an MSW degree from a CSWE-accredited institution, at least three years of post-MSW social work experience, and a doctorate degree. A DSW or PhD in social work degree is preferred, though a doctoral degree in a related discipline will be considered. Preference will be given to candidates who: (1) have teaching and curriculum development experience, especially as it pertains to best practices in online education; (2) have knowledge of social work evaluation methodologies and experience in evaluating practice; (3) have experience mentoring graduate students; (4) can make positive contributions to the MSW and DSW Programs' goals in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through curriculum and activities; and (5) have post-DSW/PhD practice experience.

Salaries are competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. New faculty are provided a generous start up package.

To apply, candidates should go to https://careers.ua.edu to complete an online application and upload the following:
* A cover letter which includes statement of a) practice experience, b) teaching experience, c) research and scholarship experience, and d) description of how you employ an anti-oppression lens into your work;
* One article or article-length writing sample;
* Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. student evaluations; peer observations of teaching);
* A curriculum vitae;
* Contact information for three (3) professional references.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. The expected start date is August 16, 2024. Confidential inquiries about the positions may be sent to Dr. Catherine Carlson, Search Committee Chair, at ccarlson5@ua.edu.

The University of Alabama is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce. The School strongly encourages applications from women, persons of color, and members of other underrepresented groups.

Minimum Qualifications
Successful candidates must have an MSW degree from a CSWE-accredited institution, at least three years of post-MSW social work experience, and a doctorate degree. A DSW or PhD in social work degree is preferred, though a doctoral degree in a related discipline will be considered. Preference will be given to candidates who: (1) have teaching and curriculum development experience, especially as it pertains to best practices in online education; (2) have knowledge of social work evaluation methodologies and experience in evaluating practice; (3) have experience mentoring graduate students; (4) can make positive contributions to the MSW and DSW Programs' goals in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through curriculum and activities; and (5) have post-DSW/PhD practice experience.

Preferred Qualifications
Preference will be given to candidates who: (1) have teaching and curriculum development experience, especially as it pertains to best practices in online education; (2) have knowledge of social work evaluation methodologies and experience in evaluating practice; (3) have experience mentoring graduate students; (4) can make positive contributions to the MSW and DSW Programs' goals in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through curriculum and activities; and (5) have post-DSW/PhD practice experience.

Instructions and Required Materials for Application
To apply, candidates should complete an online application and upload the following: * A cover letter which includes statement of a) practice experience, b) teaching experience, c) research and scholarship experience, and d) description of how you employ an anti-oppression lens into your work; * One article or article-length writing sample; * Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. student evaluations; peer observations of teaching); * A curriculum vitae; * Contact information for three (3) professional references.

About the Division/College/School
The School of Social Work was established in 1965 by an act of the Alabama Legislature to address the state's critical shortage of and pressing need for professionally trained social workers. Now, it stands as the only one of its kind in the state of Alabama, offering BSW, MSW, DSW, and Ph.D. degrees in social work. Additionally, the college is the only school outside Washington, D.C., with semester-long internship opportunities in the nation's capital.

Since our founding, we have been proud to lead the charge in training students for tomorrow's workforce. Our distinguished faculty are recognized nationally and internationally for their research and exceptional advancements in the field of social work. During the previous year, we received 23 million dollars in external funding to support our school's research efforts.

About the University
The University of Alabama, part of The University of Alabama System, is the state's flagship university. UA shapes a better world through its teaching, research and service. With a global reputation for excellence, UA provides an inclusive, forward-thinking environment and nearly 200 degree programs on a beautiful, student-centered campus.

A leader in cutting-edge research, UA advances discovery, creative inquiry and knowledge through more than 30 research centers. The University of Alabama has R1: Doctoral Universities - Very High Research Activity status by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and is among the top doctoral research universities in the United States.

As the state's largest higher education institution, UA drives economic growth in Alabama and beyond.


About Tuscaloosa
Tuscaloosa is so much more than a college town.

It's a vibrant community that's filled with legendary history. Located along the Black Warrior River, the city features a walkable downtown that's complete with live music, locally owned shops, outdoor spaces to explore and local restaurants to meet every palate. With a geography ranging from suburban to rural, the area offers a variety of housing options along with excellent public and private schools and a wealth of recreational and entertainment options.

With a metro area population of 235,000, the Druid City lies about an hour southwest of Birmingham, in west-central Alabama. It's within a few hours' drive of Gulf Coast beaches and major cities like Nashville, New Orleans and Atlanta, making it a great base for growing better acquainted with the South's finest offerings.

Background Investigation and EEO Statement
Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf



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